Youth Board of Artists (YBA)

Youth Art Board is Hyde Park Art Center’s program for dedicated South Side youth. This academic year, a selected group teens will meet for 30 total weeks (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters) throughout the year starting October 13th to June 2021. Youth Art Board participants will hone their abilities to collaborate, innovate, take positive risks, and manage projects from inception to completion. Composed of 15 high-school-age teens from neighborhoods across Chicago south side region, YAB meets ONLINE (Google Meet and Zoom) weekly during the school year to explore the world of contemporary art, delve into HPAC  exhibitions, virtually meet with exhibiting and visiting artists, and introduce the Hyde Park Art Center to outside teen groups and organizations.

Teens who are accepted into this program are paid a stipend for their work and participation. Attendance and active participation is a large part of this program, so if accepted, YAB members must work with parents and school schedules to plan ahead and participate responsibly. Youth Art Board members must be currently enrolled in a south side high school or be taking high school equivalent courses in good academic standing. Participants must and able to adhere to the program attendance policy (cannot miss more than 3 meetings a quarter).

Youth Art Board
Summer 2021

Summer YBA
July 6th- July 29th 2021 (Tues, Wed, Thu)
3:30- 6:30p

Teaching Artist: Jared Brown
Teaching Assistant: Lamiah Gholar

Summer YBA will meet for a total of 12 sessions, 3 times a week (Tues, Wed, Thu) this upcoming term.
Summer Quarter: July 6th- July 29th (4 weeks, 3 times a week.)

For questions please contact Alex Herrera, Teen Programs Manager, at

Lead Sponsors:

The Reva and David Logan Foundation